Tottenham Hotspur’s army of loan players have been getting varying degrees of action on pitches across the continent this week.
Numerous young players are spending the campaign away from Jose Mourinho’s nest as they look to develop in senior football at teams across England, Scotland, Germany and Spain.
Both Jack Clarke and Malachi Fagan-Walcott have returned prematurely with injuries from their spells at Stoke City and Dundee respectively, meaning Spurs have got 13 players left out on loan.
It’s time to check in on how all of the remaining Tottenham loan players are doing, apart from England U21 goalkeeper Brandon Austin who is currently preparing for the coming MLS season with Orlando City which begins this Saturday against Atlanta United. The young keeper has been playing in pre-season friendlies for his loan club.
Here’s how Tottenham ‘s 12 other young loan players got on this week either on international duty or for their clubs:
Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Foyth has had a busy week and once again shown his versatility in matches in La Liga and the Europa League.
The Argentina international played the full 90 minutes at right-back as Villarreal did what Spurs couldn’t and beat Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in Croatia in midweek.
Foyth then got another 90 minutes under his belt at the weekend in Villarreal’s 2-1 home defeat to Osasuna on Sunday.
The 23-year-old has spent much of this season playing at either right-back, centre-back or in a defensive midfield role for Unai Emery’s side.
Foyth has become an important part of the Villarreal team in recent weeks after a slow start to his time in Spain.
Villarreal have an option to purchase Foyth at the end of his loan in Spain and that move is looking ever more likely as he has now made 27 appearances for his loan club, with 14 in La Liga.
Oliver Skipp (Norwich City)
Oliver Skipp is edging towards promotion with Norwich City after another pair of victories in which he played a crucial part.
In last Tuesday’s rampant 7-0 victory against Huddersfield the 20-year-old midfielder dribbled with the ball from the edge of his own box into the opposition’s before being brought down and earning his side a penalty.
He then played another 90 minutes at the weekend as Norwich squeezed past Derby 1-0 on the road.
The Canaries needs just two more points to earn promotion but other clubs could help them do it before they play next this weekend.
Skipp has now played 41 times his season, starting all but the draw at Preston this month as he had only played for England U21s 48 hours earlier but still came off the bench for Norwich, who now sit eight points clear of Watford at the top of the table.
Ryan Sessegnon (Hoffenheim)
Ryan Sessegnon started on Monday night this week as Hoffenheim hosted Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.
The game ended goalless and the Spurs man played the full 90 minutes for the first time since an injury in January kept him for a month.
The 20-year-old, who played at left wing-back, has now made 23 appearances for the German side, getting plenty of experience at left-back and wing-back.
Troy Parrott (Ipswich)
Troy Parrott had to make do with a 20 minute cameo from the bench on Saturday in Ipswich’s 0-0 draw at home against MK Dons.
The 19-year-old will be hoping to add to his one goal this season in his 15 appearances since joining Ipswich in January.
Paulo Gazzaniga (Elche)
The Spurs goalkeeper is yet to make his first appearance for Elche.
Gazzaniga, 29, came to Spain looking for game time but so far Edgar Badia has retained his spot in goal and did so in the 3-1 defeat to Huesca.
At least he can say he’s moved up to second choice having been third choice behind Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart at Tottenham.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Bournemouth)
Carter-Vickers continues to be an important part of Bournemouth’s charge up the table.
The Cherries recorded their fourth successive win in the Championship as they beat Coventry 4-1 at the Vitality Stadium.
The 23-year-old has now made 15 consecutive starts for Bournemouth as his loan spell goes from strength to strength.
Former Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate has been named as the Cherries’ boss until the end of the season and has turned to the USA international on a consistent basis and improved the side’s results.
Harvey White (Portsmouth)
White came off the bench again for Portsmouth in their 2-1 defeat at home to Burton.
The 19-year-old midfielder got 17 minutes in Saturday’s game as new manager Danny Cowley begins to hand him more and more minutes.
Portsmouth have the new manager at the helm after Kenny Jackett was sacked after four years in charge.
White made his debut for Spurs this season in the Europa League before getting 90 minutes under Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup third round victory at Marine.
TJ Eyoma (Lincoln City)
Eyoma had his progress interrupted by a Covid outbreak at Lincoln which saw their Easter matches postponed, but he was back in action, from the bench in the 2-2 draw at home against Blackpool at the weekend.
He came off the bench in the 72nd minute as part of a triple change that sparked the Imps comeback from 2-0 down to grab a point.
The 21-year-old, who made his debut for Spurs in an FA Cup game at Tranmere during Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure, has been mostly playing at right-back this season for Lincoln, but also at times at centre-back.
He has made 41 appearances for the Imps in a real season of development for him.
Jubril Okedina (Cambridge United)
Okedina got another 90 minutes to his name as he started at centre-back in Cambridge’s 4-1 defeat at home to Exeter in League Two.
The 20-year-old has now made 13 appearances for United and his developed is being well served by the loan move.
“His attitude, defensive qualities and athleticism make him a good addition,” said Cambridge head coach Mark Bonner when the centre-back signed in the January window.
“This will be a good experience for Jubril as it’s his first senior loan and he offers us good competition and cover in the defensive unit.”
Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United)
Okedina’s team-mate at both Cambridge and Spurs got nine minutes from the bench in the defeat to Exeter.
The 22-year-old has already surpassed the amount of league appearances he made for Shrewsbury in the first half of the campaign, having dropped down a level to League Two with United, with 13 games under his belt for Cambridge.
Jack Roles (Stevenage)
Roles got a couple of appearances for Stevenage under his belt last month but has missed out on the past 12 matchday squads.
He had been looking for regular football again after an unsuccessful loan at Burton Albion, but the 21-year-old has also struggled for minutes at The Lamex Stadium.
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Kazaiah Sterling (Greenock Morton)
Up in Scotland in the Championship is striker Kazaiah Sterling has started to rack up appearances for Morton.
The 22-year-old was called upon for 27 minutes from the bench in the 4-1 defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in midweek and then got another 22 minutes to his name in the 1-1 draw at Dundee on Saturday.
Morton manager Anton McElhone spent a decade at Spurs between 2007 and 2017 as a youth fitness coach.
Sterling, who has played in the Champions League and FA Cup for Tottenham, told the Morton website when he joined: “The move came about through Anton McElhone the gaffer and it went from there basically. I worked with him there in my younger years at Spurs. I hope to bring goals and attacking threat.
“I like to play on the shoulder and get behind defences, I would say that’s my speciality. This is the furthest I have gone up north. Sunderland was quiet a big change for me but this is a totally different experience.
“The Champions League was an amazing experience. It was unreal, the fans, the atmosphere. I can play through the middle but I can also play on either side. Hopefully the Morton fans see loads of goals and entertainment.”